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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎113] (124/1262)

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The record is made up of 1 volume (1165 pages). It was created in 1915. It was written in English and Arabic. The original is part of the British Library: India Office The department of the British Government to which the Government of India reported between 1858 and 1947. The successor to the Court of Directors. Records and Private Papers Documents collected in a private capacity. .


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(i) Attitude in regard to armed operations of Shaikhs of the Arab Coast
against the Persian Coast, and of Persian Coast Shaikhs against
each other, 1837 and ]838 ....... 1981
(ii) Occupation of Kharag Island by the British in June 1838 . , 1985
(m) Persian obstruction to provisioning of troops at Kharag and insult
to British Naval Commander-in-Chief . . . . , 1987
(iv) Removal of Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India. in consequence to Khrag .... 1990
(■u) Conflict of opinion between Political and Military authorities at
Khrag ... 1991
( m ) Proposed purchase of Kharag as a location for the British Resi
dency, 1841 ......... 1993
(vii) Evacuation of Kharag by British troops and return of Residency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, established in the provinces and regions considered part of, or under the influence of, British India.
to Bushehr, 1842 ........ 1894
(viii) Commandant of .troops instructed by British Minister to inform
Persian representative on Island, when evacuating, that a British
officer and coal depot would be maintained at Kharag . . 1994
period v.
1834 —1848.
Eeign of Nasir-ttd-Din Shah, 1848-1896
. 1995
A. General history of Persia, 1848-1896 1995
{Continued in Period VII, heading A.)
(i) Shah's visits to Europe, 1873, 1878 and 1889, and introduction of
Austrian military officers as result of second voyage. . , 2003
B. Relations of Persia with Afghanistan and Tnrldstan, 1848-
1896 2006
{Continued in Period VII, heading C {iv).)
(?) Anglo-Persian agreement concerning Herat, 25th January 1853 . 2007
{ii) Occupation of Herat by Persia and declaration of war against latter
by Britain in 1856 ........ 2008
{in) Evacuation of Herat by Persia, 1857 ..... 2009
{iv) Herat annexed to Kabul by Dost Muhammad Khan in 1863 . . 2010
{v) Colonel Goldsmid's Sistan Award, 1872 . . . . 2011
(«0 Ayub Khan's attempt to gain Afganistan, his failure and deport
ation to India via Baghdad, 1887-1888 . . . t . 2012
C. Relations of Persia with Britain, 1848-1896 .... 2012
{Continued in Period VII, headings B, C and D.)
{i) Slave trade convention of 1851....... 2012
{ii) Withdrawal of Mr. Murray, British Minister, from Tehran to
Baghdad, 1855, in connection with Herat situation and also owing
to Hasim Khan incident ....... 2012
(m) The Anglo-Persian War, 1856-1857 ...... 2015
{iv) The Treaty of Peace, 1857 . 2030
(a) The mutual appointment of Consuls in the dominions of
the other recognized for the first time . . . 2031
{h) Abandonment by British Government of right to protect
Persian subjects not actually in the employment of the
British Legation or British Consular officers, provided
that no such right was accorded to or exercised by other
foreign powers in Persia . , f . . 2031

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This volume is Volume I, Part II (Historical) of the Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf The historical term used to describe the body of water between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran. , ’Omān and Central Arabia (Government of India: 1915), compiled by John Gordon Lorimer and completed for press by Captain L Birdwood.

Part II contains an 'Introduction' (pages i-iii) written by Birdwood in Simla, dated 10 October 1914, 'Table of Chapters, Annexures, Appendices and Genealogical Tables' (pags v-viii), and 'Detailed Table of Contents' (ix-cxxx). These are also found in Volume I, Part IA of the Gazetteer (IOR/L/PS/20/C91/1).

Part II consists of three chapters:

  • 'Chapter X. History of ’Arabistān' (pages 1625-1775);
  • 'Chapter XI. History of the Persian Coast and Islands' (pages 1776-2149);
  • 'Chapter XII. History of Persian Makrān' (pages 2150-2203).

The chapters are followed by nineteen appendices:

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1 volume (1165 pages)

Volume I, Part II is arranged into chapters that are sub-divided into numbered periods covering, for example, the reign of a ruler or regime of a Viceroy, or are arbitrarily based on outstanding land-marks in the history of the region. Each period has been sub-divided into subject headings, each of which has been lettered. The appendices are sub-divided into lettered subject headings and also contain numbered annexures, as well as charts. Both the chapters and appendices have further subject headings that appear in the right and left margins of the page. Footnotes appear occasionally througout the volume at the bottom of the page which provide further details and references. A 'Detailed Table of Contents' for Part II and the Appendices is on pages cii-cxxx.

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The foliation sequence is circled in pencil, in the top right corner of the recto The front of a sheet of paper or leaf, often abbreviated to 'r'. of each folio. It begins on the first folio with text, on number 879, and ends on the last folio with text, on number 1503.

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'Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf. Vol I. Historical. Part II. J G Lorimer. 1915' [‎113] (124/1262), British Library: India Office Records and Private Papers, IOR/L/PS/20/C91/2, in Qatar Digital Library <> [accessed 13 July 2024]

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